Highland Springs High School

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Highland Springs High School
15 South Oak Avenue
Highland Springs, Virginia 23075
School type Public, high school
Founded 1907
School district Henrico County Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. Patrick Kinlaw
Principal Ms. Tinkhani Hargrove
Assistant Principal Ms. Jeri Baskerville-Associate Principal
Ms. Julia Cunningham
Mr. Matthew Engel
Ms. Aimee Sobon - Administrative Intern
Ms. Carrie Wishon - Administrative Intern
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,827 (2006-2007)
Language English
Color(s)                black, gold, and white
Athletics conference Virginia High School League
AAA Central Region
AAA Capital District
Mascot Hugo the Highlander
Rival Varina High School
Henrico High School

Highland Springs High School (HSHS) is a high school located at 15 South Oak Avenue in Highland Springs, Virginia. First opened in 1907, it is among the oldest schools in Henrico County/Richmond, Virginia. It is part of Henrico County Public Schools.


The renovation process started in 2006 and was completed in August 2008. The renovation plans were modernizing the current building. Under the renovations the windows, floors, walls, electrical, and heating and air has been replaced, and a new wing has been constructed for the English department. The main office got a beautiful facelift, moving it to the front of the building, making it safe for students and teachers. Also added, is a new surveillance system. This is important for the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. The guidance department was also upgraded. They are located in the main hallway where the main office used to be located with more space and privacy. The money that was put into the project was well spent and it is all for the bettering of education for everyone at Highland Springs High School.

100th Year Anniversary[edit]

The 2007 year marked HSHS 100th year anniversary. HSHS first opened in 1907 and has gone through many expansions and changes. The school had many events and activities throughout the year celebrating this special milestone.


For over 20 years[when?] the Marine Corp Junior ROTC Springer Battalion has been training young men and women to become better citizens in their communities. Cadets in MCJROTC can participate in many events throughout the year. There is an award winning Drill team, Color Guard, and Rifle Team. The team also participates in community service throughout the year. The instructors are MGySgt. Floyd Gladden and Lt.Col. Douglas L. Seal

Richmond Elite[edit]

The ABA team the Richmond Elite plays its home games at Highland Springs High School. It plans on starting in 2012, among many other new teams in the league. It will play in the Colonial Division and play its inaugural game in 2012, whereas many other Colonial Division ABA teams are starting the following year.

Notable alumni[edit]

Coordinates: 37°32′21.1″N 77°19′26.4″W / 37.539194°N 77.324000°W / 37.539194; -77.324000